Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A very happy new year!

Wishing everyone a very happy and exciting new year! 2009 promises to bring our family a big change, and one we couldn't be more thrilled or happy about.

We can't wait to meet you, baby Thor (nickname). We love you so much already.

As if our wonderful son wasn't enough to ring in the new year... I won a couple of prizes this week! A big THANK YOU to Thrifty and Chic Mom for the Lychee Cabrio Clutch, isn't it gorgeous?!

And another big THANK YOU to 1stopmom for the Cheeky & Swank Chic Thermal prize. Since we're having a boy, Latricia was kind enough to send this adorable thermal to my friend Erica, due with a girl in February.

Have a happy and safe new year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

See Kai Run Giveaway

Have you seen the cute shoes they have for kids these days?? It's incredible. They're as cool as adult shoes.

However, they can be pricey, especially considering how quickly they are outgrown. So, how would you like a chance to win a super cute pair??

See Kai Run have definitely made waves with their great designs and comfortable kids shoes.

You could win a pair of SKR shoes on Thoughts from the Mrs. blog! Oooh, how I hope I win!

Click here to read more and enter the giveaway, or copy/paste this URL into your browser: Good luck!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Flip Ultra Giveaway

Have you seen the Flip Ultra video camera?

I'm in love with it. Small and compact, it's easy to stash in your purse for spur of the moment recording. It also has a built-in USB cable, so there's no hassle with uploading the videos to your computer.

It's something I know I would buy and use. As opposed to the larger cameras that probably sit in most people's closets and rarely come out for video taping life's best moments.

If you'd like to have a flip ultra too, head over to I Never Grew Up. Vanessa is giving one away on her blog, yay!

Just in time for Thor's arrival, and capturing all of his firsts.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ipod giveaway and more!

Christian Personal Finance has a great giveaway going on right now. There are several prizes, including an iPod Nano and an iPod shuffle, plus much more.

You do have to have a blog or website to enter, or a Facebook or Squidoo page.

Enter by December 29.

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Organic Baby Resource

I feel lucky to have so many organic choices for Thor, although the world and our economy still have a lot of changing to do. After first getting pregnant though, I had a lot of learning to do! Where does a new mom start??

One good place is the Organic Baby Resource. Tons of great info, organized by topics (nutrition, diapers, toys, baby showers, etc) based on your particular interest, and they offer monthly giveaways (score!).

This month's giveaway is for a full basket of Boon goodies! We love Boon, especially the sippy cup. I think Boon is so creative in their product development, and the fact that they're organic, awesome!

So, if you haven't checked out the Organic Baby Resource yet, head on over. While there, enter this month's contest for some Boon goodies!

Monday, December 8, 2008

SKR, SKR, See how great they are...

...See how great they are. (Words sung to the tune of 3 blind mice!)

Yes, we LOVE See Kai Run shoes. Love them, obsess over them, think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. So what is the best thing that could happen to someone that loves SKR shoes?

They win a pair!

Currently, Berrie Sweet Picks is hosting a SKR contest for a pair/size of your choice. That is sweet for sure. Thank you!

My pick would be the ultra cool Radik's. Wouldn't thor look so great sporting those?!

Hurry over, contest ends tonight at midnight EST.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Diaper Tote

There are a lot of creative people in the world, and oh, how I wish I was one of them! But, the next best thing?? Etsy, of course!

I love how Etsy has made it possible for anyone with the craft gene to offer their beautiful items to you and me (usually at amazing prices compared to generic department store/made-in-china stuff).

One such wonderful shop: Sister Sue Designs

She has the cutest booties for babies, soft blocks, bibs and diaper totes available. AND, she's been featured at a trunk show, and is being uber-generous and sharing the love by giving away a diaper tote, of your choice, on her blog. Thanks sister sue!!

Click here to go to the giveaway, or here to visit Sister Sue Designs Etsy shop. You're going to love it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

KEEN footwear giveaway

Do you own a pair of Keens? We have about 5 pairs in our household, and love them!

I have three: the Saratoga II, the Newport H2, and the Winterport Shoe

Whether you already have a pair, you'd like to try a pair, OR maybe you'd like to give a pair to someone special for the holidays.... you could buy them, OR you could win them! Yes, win a pair of KEEN shoes, of your choice. Yay. Oh happy day!

The giveaway is being hosted by 3 P's in a Pod. And she's being super generous, offering a number of ways to gain entries. So hurry over, and check it out!

Contest ends December 8th.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


SKR, SKR, how we love thee. Let us count the ways...

1- the Radiks
2- the Pauls
3- the Addisons
4- the Oliver
and on, and on. xoxo

Check out the latest SKR giveaway at STL Mommy! She's giving away the pair and size of your choice. Contest ends Dec. 5th.

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Run friends, run!! Grosgrain has another giveaway currently happening on her blog for the cutest little jacket and pant set. But the entry deadline is today - Dec. 2!

Click here: Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Calling all dressy girls... Grosgrain is a generous and VERY talented/creative designer of little girl (mostly) clothes. Every 1-2 weeks, she gives away one of her amazing creations on her blog.

If you'd like to see what I'm talking about, click here: Recital Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Until Dec. 13th, you have a chance to enter the latest 'recital frock giveaway'. It's a cute little dress, perfect for the upcoming holidays/school recitals, but is versatile enough to wear long after the holiday cheer and humdrum has passed. Valentines, Easter, etc.

This dress is a cutie!

Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days of Christmas @ The Lil' Peanut Patch

12 days of prizes, but only 2 winners (each receives 6 of the prizes). I like it!

December 1st, the first day of Advent, is a big day. Help celebrate it, and join in some Christmas giveaway fun, by heading over to The Patch for their 12 days of Christmas event.

The Lil' Peanut Patch

Happy holidays!

Hottest Holiday Toys of 2008

The blogosphere is buzzing with gift guides, and Christmas Countdown Giveaways! If you haven't seen what I'm talking about, you must be living under a rock.

I love browsing the gift guides, seeing the various styles and tastes of each mom and especially reading opinions if they've used the toys/clothes/books/etc with their kids. Being a soon-to-be new mom, having honest mom reviews and resources for baby prep has been invaluable. A big 'thank you' to all you mom bloggers!

Today I read a post titled the Hottest Holiday Toys of 2008, and I thought they were right on target! At least, many of the toys fit with my taste and preferences. There were toys for the older kids and younger set, wooden/eco-friendly options, and some tried & true classic favorites.

I definitely encourage you to visit Mamanista's blog and check out her Hottest Toy guide. And while you're there, she's got a Christmas countdown happening, with lots of great giveaways! Happy shopping.


A cyber-shower! Fun

Sarah, from Sassyfrazz, is having baby #4 - awesome! And Pamela Kramer, from Happy Panda (love them!), is hosting a cyber-baby shower for her. I love cyber-parties. Ok, ok. I love ALL parties!!

I'll be playing a few of the shower games, and you can too (click on the cyber baby shower button above)! In addition to it being fun, you can also win prizes. Everyone loves prizes.

Game #1: Because we're due in January, I can only offer this recent picture of my husband and our bump... not sure that it counts, but I thought I would share anyway. It's my favorite and we were having such fun playing with the bump and bonding! I may be biased (ahem), but I think it's very sweet. xoxo

Photo taken by Amy Scherer

Game #2: Guess the birth weight... I'm going to say 9 pounds 2 ounces.

And because I have no play-doh (I'm sure that's going to change soon!), I'm going to skip game #3. But I cant wait to see the other entries!

My top prizes would be, in no particular order: See Kai Run, Paperlicious, Happy Panda, Cute Slings and Baby Banz.

Congratulations Sarah!